On the Road!

We passed Des Moines a few minutes ago. It is an overcast evening, with cool temperatures. Back in Leavenworth, we had strong wind over the past two days, but the winds have subsided, which is a blessing. It is also wonderful that there are no winter storms! In fact, the scenery has been rather bland: brown landscape. I have to say that Des Moines “rush hour” was the most interesting part of the drive so far. Smile.

We are grateful that the repair was made in time. It’s a long story, but we finally had all of the correct parts a little before 8 a.m. this morning. The repair was difficult because it was in a very hard-to-get-to area and also time consuming because the coolant had to be drained and hoses replaced. The Lord gave John wisdom, and Uriah is perfectly back together and happily running.

It was a little after 2 when we left town, and we will arrive in Chicago late evening. Tomorrow morning is set up, and the conference opens at 3 p.m. Nathan needed to work at a client’s today, but he will fly out in the morning, arriving about lunchtime. It would have been great to bring Melanie and the girls, but with Melanie’s pregnancy, the increased activity level would not be a good thing.

Anna and Mom put together a delicious beef stew for tonight, which cooked in the crock pot. Whenever someone lifted the lid, the aroma filled the front of the bus :-). Plus, Anna made cornbread yesterday, so it was a hearty dinner.


My Bible time this morning.

Anna made herself a smoothie for breakfast.

Fresh flowers.

Anna taking out the cornbread for our dinner.

Jesse's guinea pig.


When we were at the shop last week, we stocked up on boxes of oil.

Mary ironing.

Jesse loaded the bus.

Joseph heading to Nathan's office for his webinar.

John working on the bus.

Jesse washed the bus.
Waiting to leave.

“But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.” (Psalms 68:3)

16 thoughts on “On the Road!”

  1. Thanks Dear Maxwell Family! I needed this encouragement. The Lord has provided such a wonderful day! Tonight my husband is out doing ministry. My son without knowing it dumped grease down the sink. I need to fix the problem, I lack knowledge,and I am tired 🙂 Through your pictures and words I am reminded that God provides! So off to fix it with renewed strength!! Sarah’s Bible looked so inviting… so a big cup of tea and some Bible time afterward. Have a God blessed, great trip. Deana

  2. Covering you in prayer for safe travels!

    May Jesus’ holy name be glorified,
    Diane in Missouri

  3. Miss Mary is soooooooo photogenic!!! You all are, but Mary has really grown up to be a lovely young lady, and I know how blessed your family is by her. And I absolutely love the green trunk in the background of the picture of Anna. I love old trunks and would love to have one, but they are sadly expensive. I am so glad that Uriah is up and running. What an answer to prayer for knowledge and patience. I am glad you guys are on the way, and I will pray for your trip and conference. I was on the website the other day and found some interesting information on it.

    Love you all, and know the kids and I are praying for you all and your ministry.


  4. Aww, what a nice Moody bookmark! I’m guessing it is a gift from one of Sarah’s readers?

    Have a safe trip!

  5. I’m sure it feels good to be in Uriah and on the road to a conference. I have wondered if you were still doing conference or focusing more on the web classes. Either way is a blessings, and God is so good.

    I smiled when I saw Mary ironing. I love to iron. I find it so relaxing and the way the clothes feel when they are crisp and ironed. Mr. Roll has always thought this an off joy for one to have as the only thing he ever used an his iron for, before we married, was waxing his skis.

    Prayers for safe travels and a wonderful conference.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  6. Mary looks lovelier every passing year!
    Do you bring the guinea pig along on your trips?
    No, he was just saying goodbye I think.

  7. Seeing as how we live in a suburb of Des Moines, I had to laugh at the ‘rush hour’ comment. 🙂 Have a WONDERFUL trip and wave to the North on your way back through town! lol

  8. I can’t wait to hear more about this panel the guys are on. Is this the first time for that sort of thing?
    They’ve done it before. There will be a recording available later I believe.

  9. Thanks for sharing that Bible verse, what an incredible testimony and encouragement! We are indeed blessed to worship a Great God.

    By the By, its nearly been a year since we’ve purchased your cd. We listen to it almost every day. Its such a blessing to hear my siblings walking around the house and yard singing “He Hideth My Soul”, “At Calvary” and “I’ll Fly Away” (they love that one!). Thanks for providing such an encouraging and fun cd!!

  10. Praying for safe travels and many receptive hearts. Thank you so much for the blog. It provides much needed encouragement! Always pointing us to Jesus-which is right where we should be.

  11. I’m glad to hear that your trip is going so well. Praying for your travels and ministry. Your guinea pig is cute. It looks as though he (or she) is posing for you!

  12. That bookmark is cross-stitched! I recognize the pattern from a book I have, but the pattern has had some customizations. It is quite lovely. I have made a few bookmarks from that book and I’m working on another now.

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